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Rotherham United to appeal red card for striker Matt Derbyshire

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Rotherham United have confirmed that they are set to appeal the red card shown to Matt Derbyshire at the weekend, according to Sky Sports.

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The former Blackburn striker saw red for a late challenge with his arm which left Leeds defender Gaetano Berardi with a face full of blood, during the high intensity encounter at the New York Stadium on Saturday.

It was a first red card in his career for the ex-Olympiakos striker, and manager Neil Warnock feels the decision should be looked at based on his character and the fact the challenge was unintentional.

“I thought our sending off was harsh, I’ve looked at it, we will appeal that,” boss Neil Warnock said. “I don’t think the ref was going to send him off until he has looked at him and seen the blood.

“But Derbs isn’t like that, he hasn’t gone to elbow him so you don’t know, it’s worth an appeal.”

The Millers won the game 2-1 thanks to a late Greg Halford penalty, after Leeds saw goalkeeper Silvestri sent off for the foul which led to the decision.

It was a first return to the New York Stadium for Leeds manager Steve Evans, but he could not guide his current team to a win over the club he guided to successive promotions two seasons ago.

Leeds are set for a mid table finish, while the Millers are battling sternly against relegation with five wins from the last six, giving them an excellent chance of survival.

Rotherham fans… Did Derbyshire deserve to get sent off? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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